2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season

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2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season
Head coachMonty Williams
General managerDell Demps
Owner(s)Tom Benson
ArenaSmoothie King Center
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 5th (Southwest)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Warriors 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports New Orleans
RadioWWL-FM
< 2013–14 2015–16 >

The 2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans season is the 13th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Despite finishing last in the Southwest division for the fourth straight season, the Pelicans finished with a 45–37 record and clinched the eighth seed in the Western conference. The Pelicans clinched a seed in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 when the team was called the Hornets. New Orleans' season ended after they were swept 4–0 in a first round playoff series by the eventual NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

The Pelicans would not return to the playoffs until 2018.

Preseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

The Pelicans did not have a pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-Houston Rockets 56 26 .683 0.0 30–11 26–15 8–8 82
x-Memphis Grizzlies 55 27 .671 1.0 31–10 24–17 9–7 82
x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 1.0 33–8 22–19 8–8 82
x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 6.0 27–14 23–18 7–9 82
x-New Orleans Pelicans 45 37 .549 11.0 28–13 17–24 8–8 82


Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Golden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 y-Houston Rockets * 56 26 .683 11.0 82
3 x-Los Angeles Clippers 56 26 .683 11.0 82
4 y-Portland Trail Blazers * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 x-Memphis Grizzlies 55 27 .671 12.0 82
6 x-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 12.0 82
7 x-Dallas Mavericks 50 32 .610 17.0 82
8 x-New Orleans Pelicans 45 37 .549 22.0 82
9 Oklahoma City Thunder 45 37 .549 22.0 82
10 Phoenix Suns 39 43 .476 28.0 82
11 Utah Jazz 38 44 .463 29.0 82
12 Denver Nuggets 30 52 .366 37.0 82
13 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 38.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 21 61 .256 46.0 82
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 16 66 .195 51.0 82

Game log[edit]

2014–15 game log
Total: 45–37 (Home: 28–13; Road: 17–24)
2014–15 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2015 playoff game log
Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
2015 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Statistics (Summer League, preseason, and regular season)
Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Summer League[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Preseason[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Injuries[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014–15 New Orleans Pelicans roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 42 Ajinça, Alexis 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1988–05–06 France
F 33 Anderson, Ryan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1988–05–06 California
C 3 Aşık, Ömer 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1986–07–04 Turkey
F 8 Babbitt, Luke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–06–20 Nevada
G 30 Cole, Norris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1988–10–13 Cleveland State
F 44 Cunningham, Dante 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1987–04–22 Villanova
F/C 23 Davis, Anthony (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1993–03–11 Kentucky
G 16 Douglas, Toney 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1986–03–16 Florida State
G/F 1 Evans, Tyreke 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1989–09–19 Memphis
G 32 Fredette, Jimmer 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1989–02–25 BYU
G 10 Gordon, Eric 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1988–12–25 Indiana
G 11 Holiday, Jrue 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1990–06–12 UCLA
G/F 20 Pondexter, Quincy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988–03–10 Washington
C 5 Withey, Jeff 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1990–03–07 Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2015–03–24

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 15, 2014 To New Orleans Pelicans
Ömer Aşık (From Houston)
Omri Casspi (From Houston)
Cash (From Houston)
To Washington Wizards
Melvin Ely (From New Orleans)
Trade exception (From Houston)
To Houston Rockets
Trevor Ariza (From Washington)
Alonzo Gee (From New Orleans)
Scotty Hopson (From New Orleans)
2015 first-round pick

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed Contract Ref.

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team Ref.

Subtractions[edit]

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Awards[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]